Monday, May 28, 2012

Rainy Day Project - Grungepaper Bracelet

Grungepaper Bracelet

I was cruising blogs the other day for inspiration and I ran across this wonderful grungeboard/grungepaper bracelet by Sarah at La-De-Dah.  When I saw it I knew my youngest daughter would love something like this.

Since today was a rainy day and I finished all my chores yesterday, I decided it was time to give this a go.  I didn't have any Grungeboard for the bottom layer, so I used two layers of Grungepaper and lined the inside with a soft felt. 

Here's how it looked once finished...

and here is a few pictures that I took while I was making it.  I usually forget to do this part...

I cut the strips  at one inch and two inches wide with my deckle trimmer and ran them through the Vagabond with embossing folders.  My daughter picked a circles design for the bottom layer and a floral design for the top.
I inked them up with several Distress Stains and Distress Inks and edged them in Black Soot Distress Ink.  I heat set the inks then coated both strips in Glossy Perfect Paper Adhesive to give them a nice glossy finish.

I used the Tattered Florals Die for the flower and cut it out of grungepaper and inked it with Mahogany Distress Stain and then painted with white acrylic craft paint.  I stamped a text stamp with black Staz-On and edged them with Black Soot Distress Ink.  I heat set them and coated them in Glossy PPA also. 

Here's the finished layers before I started assembling. 

I attached the flower to the first layer with the smallest flower from the
Idea-ology Foliage pack and a brad. 

I used strips of Wonder Tape to adhere the top strip to the bottom one and then punched holes and added 4 small eyelets on each side of the flower. 

Here's the finished bracelet laid out flat before I put the Idea-ology Hitch Fastener
 on it for the closure.  I forgot to take a picture after I had attached it.

I added the hitch fasterner and then I lined it in a soft felt and off my daughter went with it. 
LOL! I haven't seen it since!! 
 I really like how it turned out and want to thank Sarah for her post and inspiration.  

Now I think I need to make one for myself!!
Hope everyone has had a great weekend.  I was really getting into the groove of things here at home....ah well, back to work tomorrow!


Patricia said...

I hope you have a few more rainy days, to create some more of these Beauties! You did great step by step as well!

Marianne H said...

so lovely this is!! Thanks for the pictures. have a nice week.

Sarah said...

OOOh! It looks absolutely fabulous and hooray for the rain I say... Wonderful colours too! Thanks for the mention... stay inspired! Sarah.

Jan said...

OOOh... I LOVE this!

Barb said...

Yep, I think you need to make one for you too, this is great.

Creatique Candy said...

I absolutely adore this!